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aerial image of Welland's Recreation Corridor


Welland is located within Ontario’s “Golden Horseshoe” region. The Golden Horseshoe is centered by Metropolitan Toronto, which is Canada's largest consumer market and an integral part of its industrial heartland.

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Welland has direct highway access via Highway 406 connecting to the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and to the United States through four Niagara border crossings.

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  • 1.  Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport (Local) 8kms
  • 2.  Niagara District Airport (Local) 25kms
  • 3.  John C Munroe International Airport (Hamilton) 70kms
  • 4.  Pearson International Airport (Toronto) 135kms
  • 5.  Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Toronto) 132kms
  • 6.  Buffalo Niagara International Airport (USA) 48kms
  • 7.  Niagara Falls International Airport (USA) 40kms
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Running directly through the City, the Welland Canal as part of the St. Lawrence Seaway system plays a key role in transporting goods between the American Midwest and the Atlantic Ocean. Its eight locks allow ships to bypass Niagara Falls to make their way between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The Seaway provides links to ports locally, in Hamilton and the GTA, and in such places as Hong Kong, the Pacific Rim, Europe, and North and South America.

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Welland is serviced by two Class 1 rail carriers. The Canadian National Railways and the Canadian Pacific Railway, which interchange directly with Niagara’s GIO Railway for switching services to and/or from various industries.